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Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers.

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The Commercial Awareness Podcast Tapiwa Museba

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Commercial awareness news round-up for prospective and current UK-based corporate lawyers.

(Cover art photo provided by Joel & Jasmin Førestbird)

    Episode 37: HS2 Leaks, UK Divergence and more

    Episode 37: HS2 Leaks, UK Divergence and more

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com

    Instagram: @commawarepod

    Links for the stories:

    Sustainable Investment

    https://blogs.microsoft.com/blog/2020/01/16/microsoft-will-be-carbon-negative-by-2030/

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/politics/2020/01/19/foreign-aid-coal-mines-coal-fired-power-plants-end-boris-johnson/

    Coke sticks to plastic

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51197463

    Withdrawal Agreement

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2020/jan/23/boris-johnsons-brexit-bill-becomes-law

    Brett Preparations

    https://www.ft.com/content/1189ae1e-3b71-11ea-a01a-bae547046735

    https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/hsf-brings-german-offices-into-uk-llp-to-mitigate-brexit-concerns/

    Deal watch

    https://www.thelawyer.com/cms-dla-and-osborne-clarke-lead-on-cityfibres-200m-acquisition/

    Beales Administration

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-48854450

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51176418

    HS2

    https://www.ft.com/content/307e3606-3ab7-11ea-a01a-bae547046735

    https://www.cityam.com/qa-what-is-the-hs2-route-how-much-will-it-cost-and-when-will-it-open/

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-16473296

    https://www.theguardian.com/public-leaders-network/2017/apr/18/midlands-engine-economy-compete-northern-powerhouse

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-51190399

    Child Data Regs

    https://apnews.com/fee4312e4fc2bc8b212012947bf6b9c8

    UK’s Divergence

    https://www.ft.com/content/18ddc610-3940-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

    https://www.ft.com/content/cd70c1c0-3acd-11ea-a01a-bae547046735

    https://www.ft.com/content/10ec1b28-39f4-11ea-b232-000f4477fbca

    • 13 Min.
    Episode 36: Asda Sustainability, Flybe Saga and more

    Episode 36: Asda Sustainability, Flybe Saga and more

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com

    Instagram: @commawarepod

    Links for the stories:

    US-China Phase One

    https://apnews.com/0bafa0e7b868ceb9f6241f63c06c85be

    BlackRock Sustainability

    https://www.ft.com/content/57db9dc2-3690-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

    Phil Hogan in US

    https://www.irishtimes.com/business/economy/phil-hogan-arrives-in-washington-for-crunch-eu-us-trade-talks-1.4139906

    NHS calls out betting

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-51120456

    Met Police legal panel

    https://www.thelawyer.com/firms-wanted-for-met-polices-new-65m-panel/

    Nissan-Renault issues

    https://www.ft.com/content/8e09fb16-353a-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-renault-nissan/renault-nissan-share-real-desire-to-make-alliance-work-chairman-idUSKBN1ZF0TB

    Asda Sustainability

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51132164

    UK Retail Slip

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-51035672

    Flybe Saga

    https://www.cityam.com/flybe-near-collapse-what-do-we-know-so-far/

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2020/jan/14/flybe-saved-after-successful-last-ditch-talks

    https://www.ft.com/content/961f87ca-3766-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

    https://www.ft.com/content/0974f554-37b0-11ea-a6d3-9a26f8c3cba4

    Created, Written and Hosted by: Tapiwa Museba (c)

    Episode 36 Contributor: Karim Richani

    • 15 Min.
    Episode 35: Travelex Hacking Scandal, Corporate Governance Shortcomings and more

    Episode 35: Travelex Hacking Scandal, Corporate Governance Shortcomings and more

    Created, Written and Hosted by Tapiwa Museba

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com

    Instagram: @commawarepod

    Links for the stories

    Boris Johnson fast-tracks Brexit negotiations

    https://www.ft.com/content/4e9246d6-2fd7-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

    DWF trainee barred

    https://www.thelawyer.com/former-dwf-trainee-barred-after-dismissal-for-gross-misconduct/

    FCA proposes higher interest rates

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51048726

    Jingye rescues British Steel

    https://www.ft.com/content/0e1d2036-3229-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

    Firm international moves

    https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/international-roundup-dentons-enters-ireland-and-cooley-steps-into-singapore-as-winston-leaves-the-middle-east/

    JLD recommends drinking culture shifts

    https://www.thelawyer.com/junior-lawyers-division-alcohol-guidelines/

    Corporate Governance Shortcomings

    https://www.ft.com/content/b0c9684a-320a-11ea-9703-eea0cae3f0de

    Big Tech Lobbies against liability

    https://www.ft.com/content/8e3359a2-308f-11ea-a329-0bcf87a328f2

    Travelex Hack

    https://www.bbc.com/news/business-51017852

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/technology/2020/01/08/travelex-customers-left-high-dry-ransomware-attack/

    • 10 Min.
    Episode 34: Just Eat Merger, Town and Village Green Developments and more

    Episode 34: Just Eat Merger, Town and Village Green Developments and more

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com

    Instagram: @commawarepod

    Links for the stories

    Re-Nationalisation of Rail Services

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/25/northern-rail-split-ministers-lay-ground-nationalisation/

    Permanent Cliff-Edge Date

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/16/boris-johnson-will-amend-brexit-bill-to-outlaw-extension

    EC warning over cliff edge

    https://www.theguardian.com/politics/2019/dec/18/cliff-edge-brexit-will-hurt-uk-more-than-eu-says-von-der-leyen

    Law firm deals

    https://www.thelawyer.com/paul-hastings-and-norton-rose-fulbright-act-on-latest-vodafone-telecoms-deal/

    https://www.legalbusiness.co.uk/blogs/dealwatch-weil-and-mayer-brown-scoop-leads-on-nestles-4bn-us-ice-cream-business-sale/

    Boeing CEO leaves

    https://www.boeing.com/company/bios/dennis-a-muilenburg.page

    ICO investigates TikTok

    https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/data-regulator-hones-tiktok-makes-024510623.html

    Just Eat Merger

    https://www.telegraph.co.uk/business/2019/12/19/takeawaycom-delivers-knockout-blow-just-eat-battle/

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/19/just-eat-takeover-battle-rivals-make-new-bids-takeaway-com-prosus

    US-Huawei Developments

    https://www.ft.com/content/4b37c67a-1df1-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af

    https://www.ft.com/content/6863a21a-234a-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96

    Town and Village Greens

    https://www.walkermorris.co.uk/publications/supreme-court-offers-additional-defence-against-tvgs-on-public-land/

    R (Newhaven Port & Properties Ltd) v East Sussex County Council [2015] UKSC 7

    Lancashire and NHS [2019] UKSC 58

    https://www.burges-salmon.com/news-and-insight/legal-updates/village-green-law/

    • 12 Min.
    Episode 33: Bank of England Scandal, Airbnb EU Victory and more

    Episode 33: Bank of England Scandal, Airbnb EU Victory and more

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com

    Instagram: @commawarepod 

    Links for the stories

    Goldman Sachs Arctic drilling

    https://edition.cnn.com/2019/12/16/business/goldman-sachs-arctic/index.html

    Heathrow’ runway setback

    https://www.ft.com/content/13c97730-226d-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96

    KPMG drops pay

    https://www.ft.com/content/e3b32efe-1dc3-11ea-97df-cc63de1d73f4

    Fiat Chrysler Peugeot Merger

    https://www.wsj.com/articles/psa-board-backs-binding-merger-agreement-with-fiat-chrysler-11576605907

    Boeing Supply Chain Suffers

    https://www.dw.com/en/boeings-suppliers-hit-hard-by-737-max-freeze/av-51732454

    Firm gender pay gap

    https://www.thelawyer.com/white-case-gender-pay-gap-2019/

    Private real estate bounce

    https://www.ft.com/content/1c80be14-1f3f-11ea-92da-f0c92e957a96

    Bank of England Scandal

    https://www.thetimes.co.uk/article/hedge-funds-eavesdrop-on-vital-bank-of-england-briefings-h7rcqhvbn

    https://www.theguardian.com/business/2019/dec/19/hedge-funds-hacked-into-bank-of-england-briefings

    https://www.ft.com/content/a65bfdca-2286-11ea-b8a1-584213ee7b2b

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50849479

    Airbnb EU Victory

    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-50851419

    https://www.ft.com/content/a1b4eb92-2222-11ea-b8a1-584213ee7b2b

    • 11 Min.
    Episode 32: US-China Decoupling, Balsamic Vinegar and more

    Episode 32: US-China Decoupling, Balsamic Vinegar and more

    Contact: commawarepod@gmail.com
    Instagram: @commawarepod 
    Links for the stories
    Legal Innovators
    https://biglawbusiness.com/startup-provides-another-path-for-new-lawyers-firm-savings
    Konexo Hub
    https://www.eversheds-sutherland.com/global/en/what/publications/shownews.page?News=en/uk/Konexo_launches_its_transformative_Konexo_Hub
    LSE productivity
    https://www.cityam.com/london-stock-exchange-launches-consultation-on-shorter-trading-hours/
    Wetherspoon investment
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-50726611
    CMA investigates Google
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/02/uk-competition-watchdog-cma-probes-google-looker-acquisition-deal.html
    Banking shakeups
    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/12/09/morgan-stanley-cutting-jobs-due-to-uncertain-environment-sources.html
    https://www.ft.com/content/19c7f3e6-1a8e-11ea-97df-cc63de1d73f4
    https://www.bworldonline.com/credit-suisse-cuts-goals/
    Balsamic Vinegar
    http://curia.europa.eu/juris/document/document.jsf;jsessionid=FF7A206CB36CF1203DCE84AD45C601EA?text=&docid=216566&pageIndex=0&doclang=en&mode=lst&dir=&occ=first&part=1&cid=7486494
    https://www.ashurst.com/en/news-and-insights/legal-updates/high-court-accepts-claim-to-restrain-chobani-from-passing-off-its-american-made-yoghurt/
    Mike Lynch fraud trial
    https://www.ft.com/content/8078ea8c-1ce6-11ea-9186-7348c2f183af
    https://www.reuters.com/article/us-hpe-autonomy-cfo/ex-autonomy-cfo-sentenced-in-u-s-to-5-years-prison-over-hewlett-packard-fraud-idUSKCN1SJ29H
    https://www.cityam.com/autonomy-founder-mike-lynch-kicks-off-testimony-in-uks-biggest-fraud-trial/
    US-China “Decoupling”
    https://markets.businessinsider.com/news/stocks/us-reaches-another-trade-deal-in-principle-with-china-report-2019-12-1028760262
    https://www.ft.com/content/b55fc6ee-1787-11ea-8d73-6303645ac406

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